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Poster: mikeyank99 Date: May 3, 2009 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: reviews

can someone tell me why the bad reviews this show sucked or bob sucks or jerry sucks i even read the show was so bad i gave my tickets up for the next nite ive seen shows in the 70s,80s,and 90s how come i never seen one of these bad shows can someone tell me maybe these bad review people never saw the dead???????????

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Poster: high flow Date: May 3, 2009 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

.,!?:;

Here's some punctuation for next time.

Seriously, everywhere you go in cyber-space you WILL encounter idiots who are willing to write anything in order to get a reaction.

Unfortunately, this place is no exception.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2009 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

I don't think he needed anymore "?"...just some placement tips perhaps.

BTW, that was frickin funny. No offense, to you, review reviewer, just saying...

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: May 3, 2009 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

Seriously (though I., too, much enjoyed HF's punctuation re-marks)...

The reason for so many negative reviews is that now we have the ability to compare a recording of almost any show with the top 5%, the all-time-best 100 shows. We never had that context before, when seeing the band live or hearing tapes or even hearing DPs as they were released. So for the first time (thanks to the Web and the Archive) we can listen and say with confidence that a whole lot of shows really did suck.

The technology opens new doors. I think Jerry would love it

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: May 3, 2009 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

"So for the first time...we can listen and say with confidence that a whole lot of shows really did suck"

A wonderful point...although for some, any criticism of any show will always be akin to taking a drunken whiz on Jerry's ashes.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2009 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

Yeah, just think of it as all of us making up for the lack of objective feedback Jerry craved!

We have to think of ourselves as the counter to Jboy and ESHunt, always providing a critical and constructive review for Jerry to improve himself by...whoops. Damn. Oh well, we are trying.

Hmmm--just realized I am part of the problem: all my reviews are only of shows I love!

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Poster: spacedface Date: May 3, 2009 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

Critical only possible now? Some heads used to sleep, or else pass out, during shows. Seen in the upper reaches of Oakland Coliseum and Kaiser too I think.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2009 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

Oh, yeah--I saw that in Oakland and a lot more...best (!?) was a blow job during Sugaree, for which I will not provide any addt'l details, nor do I want to read of any juvenile jokes and snide remarks following this recounting of a Summer of Love experience (observational, I note! Second hand even) 15 yrs too late...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 3, 2009 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-11-01.oade.connor.9217.sbeok.shnf

[SDH barfed upon show - this dude?]

Reviewer: Bookboy73 - [5.0 out of 5 stars] - February 15, 2008
Subject: Dancin' in the Streets!!! ???
Hello fellow Dead heads. I have got a story about this show to share and it is a doozy! I was at this show, my first show, my first "trip", and it rocked like no other....When Jerry opened with "Dancin' in the Streets", the most wacky experience in my life happened...I was doing my little hippie dance, in my own "trippy" world and this beautiful hippie chick tapped me on the shoulder and I swear she said the following..."will you love me from behind?" Well, how could I pass on that?!?! I was an 18 year old virgin and let me tell you it was a night of "first" for me! First trip, first show, and to boot, my first time! So I descretly lifted this fine lady's long flower hippie dress and just went for it! Livin' for the moment, I tell you what! Talk about Dancin' in the Streets! Afterwords, she kindly said "thank you, I needed that" and went on her merry way. I never saw her again that night. That song should have been re-named "Dancin' in her Dress"! But here is where the story gets even crazier....about 2 weeks later, it felt like I was no longer "Dancin' in the Steets", but "burning in my pants". Yep, you guessed it...a burning case of the clap....
Now, whenever I hear Jerry playing "Dancin' in the Streets", that aweful burning sensation comes rushing right back to my mind! I loved that show, by far the best I had ever been to, but I can not ever listen to that song anymore!
One other fine moment was Bobby's "Gloria". The best show I ever heard and a night to remember! I sure hope I don't have a child I don't know about! Either way, if I had it to do over, I would not change a thing! The Best Show! Well, at least for me....

In the words of Riply, Believe It ... OR NOT!

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2009 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

Well, okay, I have to say that the folks were in the seats, way up high, and I just happened to know both of them, though they met each other for the first time at this show, bizarrely conincidently, and that was that...but no follow doctor's visits for either as near as I know. I did wonder at the time why this sort of thing never happened to me. But now, maybe it was for the best.

I did come home with many a puke soiled pair of shoes, jacket or blanket...yuck-ville.

Even left a few clothing items in the trash re-sep-tick-els as I left as a result. Yuck once more.

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Poster: spacedface Date: May 5, 2009 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

I think one reason the GD was banned from the Greek in Berkeley was the human waste deposited on the dean's front lawn, which was near the site. Too bad too because they put great speakers outside for people who didn't get in.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 4, 2009 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

You must have gotten lucky - I definitely saw some crap shows in the mid 80s - main reason I stopped going. The crowd vibe started changing to.

Check out 4-19-83 and tell me it is NOT a lackluster show - maybe they boys were just tired after a long ass bus drive to bum f*%k Maine. Strange as the next night way down in Providence is a pretty good show.


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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 4, 2009 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

smack dab in the middle of the 80s. I was there. The show stunk - but I had a good time with my friends from Donner Lake and Tahoe. However, my fun doesn't make it a five star show. Give it a listen and you'll have to agree not every show deserves a second listen.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-08-24.sbd.vernon.13991.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: barongsong Date: May 5, 2009 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

lets not forget Boreal {87?}. now that was a clunker.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 5, 2009 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

85 - that's the show above I just linked. I think the altitude had something to do with. Also saw JGB, Neil, Nevilles, Bela Fleck, etc over 2 days at Squaw Valley up top. It was a great time but you had to be in the right spots to catch the music as it tended to get blown out and away....

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Poster: shorthopper88 Date: May 3, 2009 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

i just read that 3 or 4 times and still cant make any sense of it.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 3, 2009 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

Well, obviously, the GD never played a bad show, never even played a bad note... with flawless vocals and performing, night after night, over thousands of shows. And although Jerry once said that the worst thing about Dead fans is that he couldn't get objective feedback from them about shows, because to them everything was always perfect, we should just ignore that too.

Now I will sell you that Bridge Pig sold me back in the day, during a Lovelight...
;-)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 3, 2009 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

i still stand by my decision to yell out "this song sucks" during I Don't Need Love....

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Poster: spacedface Date: May 3, 2009 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews

I did that silently at the start of every "Saturday Night" and every time a joker tried to serenade on one knee.

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: May 4, 2009 1:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviews



That Cue ain't straight in line... ; )

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2009 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: review: here's one example

Maybe you should "review" it?

You know, how the cryptical envelopment drew you in and you were transcended by the FLOW which was unencumbered by the punctuation foisted upon us by the uptight Puritans of the English language those individuals that strive to remove all art and fancy from the experiential ramblings of one set of digits in communion with a keyboard somewhere in this night fall of diamonds and incandescent lighting of a small dark room with computer terminal lighting the way and connecting us via Al Gore's innernet.

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: May 4, 2009 1:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: review: here's one example

wow,.. I thought I was the king of run-on sentences! Relegated to prince hood I suppose ? ;)

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Poster: The Other One The Middle One Date: Jun 1, 2009 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: review: here's one example

WHOA NOW! Are you channeling Bill Walton?

TOOTMO